The first truth commission to research lynchings has been established in Maryland. It has the potential to educate the public about and support racial reconciliation. But it also faces obstacles.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
Publication was justified of information from the FBI that Martin Luther King Jr. witnessed and celebrated a woman’s rape, writes a historian, who warns the FBI had long wanted to destroy King.
For decades, black characters in horror movies were objects of ridicule, died first or played evil Voodoo practitioners. But now we're seeing a wave of films created by blacks and starring blacks.
Scholars continue to debate what, exactly, happened to Emmett Till the morning of his murder. But that hasn't stopped a poor Mississippi community from trying to profit off one version of the story.
As we celebrate moms this Mother’s Day, let's remember that maternal health is a right that many do not enjoy.
It's been a decade since the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and blacks still haven't fully recovered financially, leaving them unprepared if another recession hits.
A recent and powerful exhibit by New York artist Mickalene Thomas at the Art Gallery of Ontario has opened the door for some deep discussions about Black Canadian women and visual representation.
The new Congress is divided into a GOP Senate and Democratic House. History provides a glimpse of what this could mean: Democrats hold the power to investigate, if not to legislate.
Not all victories in the 2018 midterms were electoral.
People of colour, Indigenous people, Muslims and Jews are regularly lectured to on racism by people who have never experienced it.
For African slaves, folk tales were a way of remembering their past and keeping their culture alive.
Does Anne Moody's memoir represent how far we've come as a society. Or is it a stark reminder of how far we need to go?
Over the course of two years, a sociologist studied a group of affluent, white kids to see how they made sense of sensitive racial issues like privilege, unequal opportunity and police violence.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
And without white privilege, they wouldn't feel compelled to follow a white script.
My great-grandmother, an early civil rights champion, path-breaking journalist and suffrage leader, was among the most influential women of her time.
White shooters are nearly 95 percent more likely to have their crimes attributed to mental illness than black shooters.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.
California teenager Jahi McMath's family refused to accept the diagnosis of brain death. Her case opens up a number of questions – among them – what role did race play?